County capital plan is unfair to Johnson City taxpayers
County officials are now considering a plan to use revenues from a 40-cent property tax increase passed in June 2016 to establish a capital projects fund that will help pay for a new Boones Creek K-8 school, a new Jonesborough K-8 school, an academic magnet school and other capital needs. This scheme bypasses the state's requirement on properly sharing revenues intended for school construction.
In other words, county taxpayers who live in Johnson City will be getting the short end of the stick.
May 21, 2017 at 12:00 AM